ChatGPT: Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue
(From the website): “We’ve trained a model called ChatGPT which interacts in a conversational way. The dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests. ChatGPT is a sibling model to InstructGPT, which is trained to follow an instruction in a prompt and provide a detailed response.”
For the prompt “Write a poem about Dante’s idea of Satan” (Dec. 2022), here is what resulted:
Dante’ Satan, a creature of pure despair
trapped in the icy lake, a prison of his own
his wings frozen, his body writhing in despair
A symbol of the ultimate betrayal
A traitor to his God, his kin, his kind
His punishment a fitting end for one so cruel.
But even in his misery he is not alone
for with him in the lake, his fellow demons lie
Their bodies frozen, their spirits doomed to roam.
Oh, how terrible, this fate that Dante sees
A creature of such power, now reduced to this
A symbol of the darkness that lies within
Dante’s Satan, a warning to us all
Of all the dangers of pride, of ego, and of sin.
(Contributed by Jack Pangaro, Johns Hopkins University, ’25)